ABOUT THE C-SSRS:
The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) (Screener/Triage Version) is a simple, 6-question assessment of suicidal thinking and behavior to help first responders, faculty and staff identify students in psychological crisis that might need immediate intervention. The C-SSRS is evidence-based and easy to administer for non-mental health trained campus members.
The TCNJ Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Task Force offers annual training on the administration of the C-SSRS and by request. For those who missed the training or who may want a refresher course on the administration of the C-SSRS, there is online training available (see below).
ONLINE TRAINING FOR THE C-SSRS:
- The online training module for the C-SSRS can be accessed HERE.
Under VIDEO DOWNLOADS click on the link for the shorter C-SSRS screener.
- 19-minute Screener Training by Kelly Posner on youtube can be accessed HERE
- TCNJ Power Point slides for the C-SSRS training module can be accessed HERE
C-SSRS SCREENING INSTRUMENT – INDEX CARD